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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A dark Belgian-style stout with notes of spice, coffee, chocolate & oak The 13th Hour Is The Witching Hour and a time when strange brews can occur With 13 ingredients, we combine the roasted chocolate and coffee notes of a stout with the complex spicy character of a Belgian-style ale aged in oak for a dark, robust, and bewitching brew.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Poured into a tulip out of a 750ml bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown, nearly pitch black, with a decent one finger dark tan head. Pretty good head retention and lacing taking the abv into consideration. The aroma threw me off a little bit. Instead of a chocolatey, roasty, stout aroma I get hit with some perfumy, funky, Belgian notes. Almost reminds me of a Flanders red or something. Quite floral with a little bit of dark fruit. Not bad but just a little odd. This carries over into the flavor. Lots of fig and cherries along with just the slightest bit of funk. About halfway through and towards the finish, a little bit of light chocolate tries to come through but it is very faint. There are also some banana and bubblegum yeasty esters. Mouthfeel is on the thin side but also quite sticky. Overall, I really was expecting more stout characteristics with this beer. This screams Flanders red or Oud Brun more than Belgian ale. It is all just a bit rough around the edges and a bit weak.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
750ml->snifter. Deep brown with huge tan head (exactly like a Coke). A: dark fruit, cocoa, sour citrus notes, spice; tons of stuff going on here, with a definite Belgian effect. T: dark fruit, cocoa, coffee, bright citrus, sour milk (as others have noted). Pretty messy overall. Fairly lively palate. More interesting than good.

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Renntag (7) - - APR 11, 2015 does not count
Nice fruity aroma. Not much coffee. I was expecting more coffee stout like body and mouthfeel. The finish is dry and bitter. Not being a fan of bitter, this one was a disappointment.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCaptMatey (181) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Poured a copper to brown colour with an off white head. Aroma is a bit sour with dark fruits and spice. Flavor is dark fruits, coffee, sour yeast, and woody vanilla. Is an interesting blend of belgian dark and Flanders brune.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lambo1265 (6) - Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2015 does not count
Wow, very good. Although it tastes nothing like a traditional stout. ............................. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (517) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 5, 2015
It’s a very dark brown colour with an inch of tannish foam and good lacing. The smell brings me lots of oak and vanilla backed up by dark fruits and chocolate of the sweet kind. The taste starts off very sweet, just on the edge of being overly so when the other elements kick in. The woody notes from the oak, vanilla, chocolate, some caramel malt, spice, and a light level of tartness. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very tasty brew that does have the alcohol a bit heavy handed but slow sipping works fine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
njager246 (513) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Aroma is malt and fruits, taste has some hints of chocolate and spice, fairly tart, cannot find any oak.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mfhennig (117) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3rd beer from the Barrel Room Collection. Pours a nice reddish brown, nice beige head. Aroma is fruity, cherries, fig and a bit flowery. Some sourness in the flavor despite the fruity aroma. This is listed as an Imperial Stout here, not so sure, maybe a Belgium Style Stout. It’s thin, has lively carbonation and a nice long finish. I liked this beer, it’s an easy sipper and fits well in the Barrel Room Collection. It’s just not my type of Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3526) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
Beige head dark pour aromas coffee molasses dark fruits oak very spicy chocolate yeast note caramel the flavours malt chocolate caramel oak vanilla coffee smooth touch molasses sweet spices dark fruits cinnamon clove love the bottle design taste of port plums mild bitter five spice yeast note the finish missing some good body but okay best tastes spices fruits alcohol note sweetness goes down okay a decent imperial

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (701) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany with a foamy, long-lasting tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, Belgian yeast, and spice. Flavor is lots of dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Begins sweet, but the finish is a touch tart. Nothing about this, except the color, is like a stout. I would call it a Belgian strong, but nonetheless it tastes good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
750 ml bottle a Christmas present from my daughter’s family. Nose is red winy oak, fruity, and hints of dark chocolate. Clear dark brown with a big heavy lacing beige head. Flavor is wood, fruity, and lightly sweet.


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